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Old 07-02-2011, 06:59 PM   #1
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Help identify skimmer

I rushed out to buy a protein skimmer from my LFS today, I bought this one for around $150. It is a hob skimmer for up to 100 gal. ( I have 55). It also came with a gen x 1000 pump. Before hooking it up I wanted to read some reviews first to avoid having any buyers remorse. There is no brand name on the packaging but I believe he said it was a seaclear 100 ( he possibly meant proclear). Either way, I can not identify this anywhere on the Internet, which worries me greatly. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:06 PM   #2
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it doesn't appear to be a seaclone or a proclear.
it looks very similar to a cpr bakpak.
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it doesn't appear to be a seaclone or a proclear.
it looks very similar to a cpr bakpak.
Do you think it's some kind of knock off. Scared to use it bc they may not take it back. It does look similar to the bakpak but not exactly.
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a skimmer is only as good as it's pump. that design you have there is quite common. i'm an advocate for reef octopus skimmers.
looks like one of those too-
Reef Octopus BH 100 Hang on Back Protein Skimmer - AquaCave
other than the pump, it's only plastic, acrylic and pvc.
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it doesn't appear to be a seaclone or a proclear.
it looks very similar to a cpr bakpak.
Do you think it is a knock off? You would think there would be some packaging besides the cardboard box it came in and you would think there would be some sort of logo on it. Scared to use it bc they may not take it back.
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:55 PM   #6
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Sorry about the double post, thanks for the response.
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:38 PM   #7
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Another question, there are no instructions. When I look on you tube there are many more parts to the other skimmers. This is everything it came with in the picture. No tubing, no filters. Just came with the pump ( which did come with some clear tubing). Could this be all the necessary pieces?
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thats all you need yes, theres nothign really to a skimmer, they are simple yet useful at pulling organics from the water
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:15 AM   #9
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Got the skimmer hooked up today. Seemed to work fine but began leaking all over my floor. I believe I will take it back and I may order the Octopus. Thanks for the link Mr. X. Its cheaper also.
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